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(512) Black IPA - (512) Brewing Company

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(512) Black IPA
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89
very good

79 Ratings
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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10.25%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
(512) Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
An entirely new creation from organic 2-row, organic Crystal 60 and Carafa III, a huskless black malt that gives this beer it’s black color with notes of coffee and chicory without any tannic bitterness. The hop additions are many and generous, featuring Apollo, Horizon, and Nugget, clocking the beer in at 70 IBU. Over 11 pounds per batch of Nugget hops are added directly to the fermenter yielding a resiny herbal and spicy aroma. A hybrid style for dark beer fans who love hops.

(Beer added by: UTCengOwl on 03-12-2011)
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jenray

Texas

4/5  rDev 0%

11-16-2011 15:16:49 | More by jenray
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wagenvolks

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

02-20-2012 23:10:12 | More by wagenvolks
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JamLand

Texas

4/5  rDev 0%

05-01-2014 22:37:15 | More by JamLand
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elNopalero

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This appears a dark cola color with a thin layer of foam. It has a light hop aroma, present but not dominant, reminiscent of grapefruit citrus zest. There’s a big, upfront bitterness which comes off as a welcome surprise as well as an upfront roast which dies down into a long malt finish. The hops are grassy and grapefruity, and there’s enough dark roast notes as a contrast. Simply delicious.

Serving type: on-tap

03-09-2012 22:35:30 | More by elNopalero
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Jame515

Texas

4/5  rDev 0%

02-23-2014 00:22:53 | More by Jame515
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BeerHunter76

Texas

3/5  rDev -25%

05-15-2012 22:04:04 | More by BeerHunter76
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bbadger

Texas

4/5  rDev 0%

04-20-2013 01:37:39 | More by bbadger
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greenspointexas

Texas

4/5  rDev 0%

12-14-2013 16:33:35 | More by greenspointexas
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hiphopj5

Colorado

3/5  rDev -25%

06-21-2012 15:50:31 | More by hiphopj5
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stampfler07

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

12-23-2011 00:35:13 | More by stampfler07
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phishbone23

New York

4/5  rDev 0%

01-25-2013 13:49:42 | More by phishbone23
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Beertracker

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev 0%

11-22-2011 06:17:07 | More by Beertracker
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Tiernan

Texas

4/5  rDev 0%

03-27-2014 04:28:06 | More by Tiernan
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TXhomebrewer

Texas

4/5  rDev 0%

12-13-2011 15:33:20 | More by TXhomebrewer
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MattSweatshirt

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

04-15-2014 20:22:35 | More by MattSweatshirt
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wtkphoto

Texas

4/5  rDev 0%

06-20-2013 00:21:31 | More by wtkphoto
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Cooker_stp

New York

4/5  rDev 0%

08-23-2013 14:08:51 | More by Cooker_stp
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zbooks

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

03-08-2014 19:03:30 | More by zbooks
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jbphoto88

Texas

4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

512 BIPA has the look of a porter, it pours an espresso brown almost black with a tan fluffy head. Rich in color when held up to the light with red highlights and a deep brown. What a pretty brew.

The smell is slight but what is there is right in line with what should be there. Roasted grains and plump hops give this a sweet smell but hints at a strong bite.

The taste doesn't disappoint as all the flavor and more carries over from the nose. Roasted grains that flow from a light coffee to chocolate and sweetened cereal are flanked by hop bite and touch of citrus. A lovely balance that compliments each other so well.

Mouthfeel rocks the house! It's smooth on the tongue and has a lovely sizzle f carbonation and hop bite that pinches the sides of your tongue. Great flavors that last into the finish this is a beer I can... and do order again and again.

Serving type: on-tap

05-14-2011 19:07:42 | More by jbphoto88
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LittleDon

Texas

4/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A pint at the Whip-In, Austin.

Black, hard to tell how opaque, but great head retention and lace. Not as hoppy as a typical modern IPA, much greater roasted malt profile. Think of it as a hopped porter rather than a dark IPA. The front is more malt than hops, but the roasting comes off as on the lighter side. Hops show up in the middle and end, particularly at and after the finish, where you get bittersweet chocolate characteristics. Carbonation profile is also interesting in that is shows up and builds starting at the middle rather than the start.

Serving type: on-tap

03-13-2011 00:18:47 | More by LittleDon
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nickhiller

Texas

3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: black coffee black, big creamy tan colored head, thick swirls of lacing.

S: cat pee (sorry, it's true), stale smoke (it's not that bad though, just my honest first thoughts) fruity hops in the background.

T: cream soda, chocolate milk, Earl Grey or black tea, lots of sweet roasted malts and coffee beans.

M: medium-bodied, creamy and smooth, dry finish.

O: this one took me by surprise, much better than I was expecting. The only big drawback was the nose--it really smelled a little bit like a dirty cat-lady home--but the rest of the attributes saved it. I really like the style and I'm sort of on the fence regarding 512, but this was delicious. I highly recommend a try.

Serving type: on-tap

06-07-2011 12:58:48 | More by nickhiller
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mhenson42

Texas

4/5  rDev 0%

12-01-2011 05:13:56 | More by mhenson42
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obrike

Texas

4/5  rDev 0%

01-27-2013 22:26:28 | More by obrike
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JeffSuttonTX

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

03-10-2013 20:11:12 | More by JeffSuttonTX
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Kornoms

Texas

4/5  rDev 0%

03-01-2012 04:36:55 | More by Kornoms
(512) Black IPA from (512) Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.